North Macedonia Military Size 1992-2021

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • North Macedonia military size for 2018 was 16,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • North Macedonia military size for 2017 was 16,000.00, a 2.56% increase from 2016.
  • North Macedonia military size for 2016 was 15,600.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • North Macedonia military size for 2015 was 15,600.00, a 95% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Thailand 454,850.00
Mexico 348,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 336,000.00
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Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,600.00
Jordan 101,500.00
South Africa 89,650.00
Azerbaijan 81,950.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,050.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 48,800.00
Guatemala 43,050.00
Turkmenistan 41,500.00
Ecuador 41,250.00
Bulgaria 36,950.00
Serbia 32,150.00
Paraguay 28,950.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 15,900.00
Montenegro 12,350.00
Bosnia 10,500.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Albania 9,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Gabon 6,700.00
Jamaica 5,950.00
Fiji 4,040.00
Guyana 3,400.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Suriname 1,840.00
Belize 1,500.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,450.00
North Macedonia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 16,000.00 0.00%
2017 16,000.00 2.56%
2016 15,600.00 0.00%
2015 15,600.00 95.00%
2014 8,000.00 0.00%
2013 8,000.00 0.00%
2012 8,000.00 0.00%
2011 8,000.00 0.00%
2010 8,000.00 0.00%
2009 8,000.00 -57.89%
2008 19,000.00 0.00%
2007 19,000.00 0.00%
2006 19,000.00 0.00%
2005 19,000.00 11.76%
2004 17,000.00 -16.67%
2003 20,400.00 2.51%
2002 19,900.00 -23.46%
2001 26,000.00 10.64%
2000 23,500.00 0.00%
1999 23,500.00 -14.55%
1998 27,500.00 20.09%
1997 22,900.00 27.93%
1996 17,900.00 0.00%
1995 17,900.00 79.00%
1994 10,000.00 0.00%
1993 10,000.00 0.00%
1992 10,000.00 0.00%